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those critics as extremists. simply for exercising their first amendment rights. bill tucker has our report. >> reporter: the numbers help explain why there's such passion in the health care debate. 74% say their families or other americans will be helped by obama's proposals, yet at the same time, 83% of americans say they're satisfied with their coverage. people, like craig miller in pennsylvania. >> one day god's going to stand before you and he's going to judge you and the rest of your damn cronies up on the hill. >> reporter: a passion apparently unanticipated and feared by some. some political leaders have been quick to dismiss those voices. >> the groups are not necessarily representative of america. >> reporter: the angriest protestors have been called evil-mongers and accused of being rabid for their dissent. conservative groups like the heritage foundation argue that the mocking and name calling is meant to quiet the debate by making the protestors feel embarrassed and foolish, for being afraid of government and asking questions. heritage notes, six years ago it was the dem
of a changing economy and a changing workforce. bill tucker reports. >> reporter: conventional wisdom says this is work no american wants or will do. but conventional wisdom isn't always right. jason can atoatest to that. he owns and operates iz belll farms in colorado. he advertised for farm hands, he got an unexpected response. >> when we first put it up, our preconceived notion, if you will is, it's going to be hard to find the right people. we turned down some people that i would have hired in a minute, just because there were other people that were, you know, even better. >> reporter: isabel farms workforce isn't exactly what you might expect to find down on the farm. several hold masters degrees, two are working on degrees in agriculture. another holds a degree in architecture. several are part-time teachers, including the farm's foreman, who explains part of the attraction of the work. >> you get down with a hard's day work and take your boots off and you feel great. it's demanding, it's a lot of hours every week, but, you know, it makes me happy. >> reporter: isabel farms is not un
. our bill tucker tells us more might be on the way. >> reporter: it took the house just a few hours to pulp an additional $2 billion into the cash for clunkers program and send the bill to the senate and the president praised their quick action. >> thanks to quick bipartisan responses, we're doing everything possible to continue this program and to continue helping cob assumers and the auto industry contribute to our recovery. >> reporter: washington is in love with the cash for clunkers program. >> it's a success that there's kesh that too many people are buying cars. that's a good thing. >> reporter: dealers are enthusiastic. >> it's going to be a huge success. can't wait to do another 100 of them. >> reporter: but what is all this these yax baenthusiasm bas? a survey of 2,000 dealers reporting an average of 13 deals ready to be approved nor the program. the program has been declared the billion-dollar budget spent. >> there's definitely a reason to just take a deep breath for a moment. if congress goes ahead and we get fiebl approval on the $2 million more, that's great, but ever
on those programs is also in decline. bill tucker reports. >> reporter: california has cut more than $6.6 billion in schools, oregon, $500 billion. that money originally intended to promote innovative educational initiatives and reforms is, instead, being used to fill budget gaps and save jobs, according to the american association of school administrators. >> school administrators find themselves behind a rock and a hard place. there's enormous pressure of positions to keep people as best they can. >> reporter: from a budgetary and educational standpoint, it's a strategy that makes sense. >> live within your means. we are forced with what i consider almost choices because 77, 80% of your budget will be in people, i think teachers and school secretaries and bus drivers and -- >> that part of the budget is education, benefits, and they are trying to get at some of the so-called fixed costs. >> our goal is to everything we can possibly and challenge things that might be fixed. but the problem is, are they really fixed and are there things that we can do about them not only in six months b
as it is on the front lines. bill tucker, cnn, seattle. >>> our thanks to major bert and all of our brave men and women in uniform. thanks for being with us tonight. tonight. >>> up next is "campbell brown." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> hey there, everybody. a lot of ground to cover tonight, but we'll start as we always do with the "mash-up." it is, of course, our look at the stories making an impact right now, the moments you may have missed today. don't have to. some new information, and just-released audio recordings give a new window into just how boneheaded some decisions were by airport workers in rochester, minnesota, earlier this month. you remember this story, an express jet flight diverted because of bad weather pap 47 passengers locked on the plane for hours. well, today, federal officials cleared the plane's crew. the captain tried to get those passengers off. >> i need to tell them something. i can't sit here any longer. >> there's no food, and it's just getting really unhappy. and the problem is that the terminal is closed here. and they won't let them get off because the ter
of training hundreds of iraqi soldiers. bill tucker has his story. >> i want to get that decision made up today. >> reporter: arron bert has an innate desire to make a difference. as a citizen he manages capital projects in the seattle parks department. as a soldier, he was in baghdad in 2004. he was one of only four national guard captains charged with training some 700 iraqi security forces. >> we fought in an urban environment that was chaotic. and it was trying to adapt our thinking to a new fight, where reaching out, making connections with the populace, you know, the old adage of winning the hearts and minds, was coming into play, but it wasn't in vogue yet. the job that we were doing was a job that normally special forces, you know, green berets, do. and yet here we're a bunch of national guardsmen. i was a finance analyst at the time with the city of seattle. we had a schoolteacher with us. we had a mechanic who worked on high-end hot rod cars. we had a guy who was actually a sheriff's officer. i mean, we were like a motley band of, you know, the citizen soldier. >> reporter: arro
dance. >> i have no idea. i wonder -- >> who else was -- tucker carlson -- >> i don't think he made it past the first week. we'll never know about you since you refuse to dance. >> never going to happen. >>> is the white house wavering on a key piece of health care reform? what does that mean for your wallet and for the president? >>> on a completely different note, an ancient relic, who does that look like? could it be michael jackson? >> no. >> the "shot" just ahead. every head. every bite. every gallon. every shoe. every book. every cereal. well, maybe not every cereal. but every stem. every stitch. every tune. every toy. pretty much everything you buy can help your savings account grow because keep the change from bank of america rounds up every debit card purchase to the next dollar and transfers the difference from your checking to savings account. it's one of the many ways we make saving money in tough times a whole lot easier. and i'm joni. we've been best friends since we were two. we've always been alike. we even both have osteoporosis. but we're active. especially when we
blood baths. >> yeah. >> i wonder if he can dance? >> i don't know. >> tucker carlson didn't make it past the first week. >> what about you? >> never going to happen. >>> is the white house wavering on a key piece of health care reform. >>> on a completely different note, an ancient relic, who does that look like? could it be michael jackson? >> no. >> the "shot" just ahead. doing more for my high cholesterol. what was i thinking? but now i trust my heart to lipitor. when diet and exercise are not enough, adding lipitor may help. unlike some other cholesterol lowering medications, lipitor is fda approved to reduce the risk... of heart attack, stroke, and certain kinds of heart surgeries... if you have several common risk factors... or heart disease. lipitor has been extensively studied... with over 16 years of research. lipitor is not for everyone, including people with liver problems... and women who are nursing, pregnant, or may become pregnant. you need simple blood tests to check for liver problems. tell your doctor if you are taking other medications, or if you have any muscl
at the congressman's tv two step. >> reporter: not since conservative commentator tucker carlson good naturedly made a spectacle of himself, as the political establishment had so much anticipation. >> 16 new stars will take center stage. tom delay. >> former republican house majority leader known as the hammer, no relation to this hammer. ♪ go hammer >> reporter: the other hammer tweeted he'd be dancing with the stars and set up a website -- dancing with delay. the daughter told "the washington post" he lost 12 pounds working out. in anticipation -- >> it's quayle ♪ oh. >> we bring you "dancing with the politicos." >> i can't believe he hasn't hurt himself yet. >> up and down ready to hop. >> reporter: from karl rove's rap to the first couple's slow dance. we let the people -- for instance, former secretary of state madeleine albright giving macarena questions. >> a brilliant show of international dance diplomacy. >> reporter: or sarah palin on ""saturday night live"". >> i say an 11. >> she bites her lip off. dirty girl. >> reporter: one of the lowest scores went to a legendary clip of presiden
. >> reporter: not since conservative commentator tucker carlson good naturedly made a spectacle of himself, has the political establishment licked its lips in so much anticipation. >> new stars will take center stage. >> reporter: the former republican house majority leader, also known as "the hammer," no relation to this hammer. the other hammer tweeted the news that he'd be dancing with the stars and set up a website, "dancing with delay." his daughter said he's already lost 12 pounds working out. in anticipation -- >> get out his gong, because he's shooting quail. >> reporter: we bring you dancing with the politicos. ♪ look at him jumping up and down ♪ >> reporter: from karl rove's rap, to the first couple's slow dance, we let the people judge. ♪ for instance, former secretary of state madeiline albright giving macrana lessons. >> a brilliant show. >> reporter: or sarah palin on "saturday night live." >> i say an 11. >> she bites her lip while rocking. >> reporter: one of the lowest scores went to a clip of president bush. the question is, can tom delay disprove the republicans can't d
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